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[08/20/09 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 20
Updates include: Nick Zano set for ABC's "Cougar Town"; two more regulars set at ABC's "Scrubs"; and Dan Savage lands a pilot at HBO.

[08/20/09 - 02:45 PM]
Bravo's "Top Chef: Las Vegas" Hit the Jackpot as the No. 1 Cable Telecast of the Day
Bravo spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 19.

[08/20/09 - 02:31 PM]
BET's New Reality Show Spin Off 'Frankie & Neffe' Premieres Tuesday, August 25 at 10:30 PM*
The 10-episode will regularly air Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/09 - 02:11 PM]
Fuse Greenlights Four New Shows
"Let It Rock," "Distortion," "The Pop Show" and "Hip Hop Shop" will all roll out by the end of September.

[08/20/09 - 12:57 PM]
Syfy Renews Summer Smash Hit 'Warehouse 13' for Second Season
The new season is slated for a summer 2010 return.

[08/20/09 - 12:48 PM]
NBC.com Launches 'Greendale Community College Orientation Videos'
The series of videos are designed to introduce users to newcomer "Community," due on September 17.

[08/20/09 - 12:27 PM]
Cartoon Network Picks Up Additional Episodes of Destroy Build Destroy
Production is set to resume in October with Andrew W.K. returning as host.

[08/20/09 - 12:24 PM]
Nightline Is #1 Among Total Viewers -- Outperforms "Tonight Show" for 8th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 10-14.

[08/20/09 - 12:23 PM]
ABC Improves Year to Year on Wednesday for the 11th Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 19.

[08/20/09 - 12:14 PM]
FX Ups Ante in Comedy - Places Series Orders for "The League" and "Louie"
FX has ordered six episodes of "The League," which is scheduled to premiere in November, and 13 episodes of "Louie" scheduled to debut in early 2010.

[08/20/09 - 10:53 AM]
NBC Announces Sixteen New Contestants Getting a "Second Chance" to Transform Their Bodies and Lives in Must-See Season Premiere of "The Biggest Loser" on Tuesday, September 15 (8-10 P.M. Et)
Plus: Daniel Wright will return for a second chance to finish the weight loss journey he started in season seven.

[08/20/09 - 10:30 AM]
Conan O'Brien Beats All Broadcast and Cable Competition for the Week of AuG. 10-14 in 18-49
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 10-14.

[08/20/09 - 10:29 AM]
Sunday Night Football Extra Returns for 2009
The live coverage on NBCSports.com and NFL.com will once again feature four additional camera angles and several new interactive features.

[08/20/09 - 10:00 AM]
For the Second Consecutive WeeK... Rebroadcasts of "Late Show" Top Orginals of "The Tonight Show"
CBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 10-14.

[08/20/09 - 09:15 AM]
Lifetime Television Picks-Up Second Season of Hit Comedic Drama Drop Dead Diva
The network has ordered 13 new episodes of the freshman series for 2010.

[08/20/09 - 12:04 AM]
Interview: "Project Runway" Executive Producer Sara Rea

[08/20/09 - 12:02 AM]
Interview: "Big Brother" Host Julie Chen

[08/19/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 19
Updates include: John Hawkes set for "Lost's" final season; Showtime to air "Full Color Football"; and Jenna Dewan to visit The CW's "Melrose Place."

[08/19/09 - 03:45 PM]
Discovery Channel's Tuesday Night Continues Its Rating Success
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 03:04 PM]
James Marsters Joins Syfy's Caprica
The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum is set as "the dangerous terrorist leader Barnabus Greeley."

[08/19/09 - 02:15 PM]
Bravo's "Flipping Out" Posts 53% Increase with Highest Rated Premiere Ever in All Demos
Bravo spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 01:59 PM]
60 Minutes Devotes Its Entire Hour to Its Creator, Don Hewitt, Sunday, August 23 on Cbs
The newsmagazine's creator and former executive producer passed away today at the age of 86.

[08/19/09 - 01:57 PM]
CBS Launches the "61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards'" "Best Seat in the House" Contest*
The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend this year's Emmys and be seated next to TV's biggest stars.

[08/19/09 - 01:56 PM]
CBS Unveils the First-Ever Use of Video in a Print Advertisement to Promote the Network's New Fall Programming and Its Exclusive New Partner, Pepsico's Pepsi Max
The revolutionary VIP (Video-in-Print) technology will be packaged in a print ad spread in the Fall TV preview issue of Entertainment Weekly.

[08/19/09 - 12:46 PM]
VH1's Official Statement on Megan Wants a Millionaire
The cable channel has pulled the series from its schedule effective immediately.

[08/19/09 - 12:43 PM]
NFL & NBC Announce Two-Year Contract Extension
NBC will remain the home of "Sunday Night Football" for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

[08/19/09 - 12:24 PM]
Big Brother Ratings Hot Streak Continues
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 12:22 PM]
Millionaire Is Up Week to Week on Tuesday in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 18.

[08/19/09 - 12:07 AM]
Interview: "Black Gold" Executive Producer Thom Beers

[08/19/09 - 12:06 AM]
Interview: "Top Chef" Judges Gail Simmons & Toby Young

[08/18/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 18
Updates incldue: Penelope Ann Miller to visit TNT's "Men"; two on board "Brothers & Sisters" at ABC; and Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin to topline a Hallmark original.

[08/18/09 - 03:36 PM]
Make It Or Break It's Penultimate Season 1 Episode Hits Series Highs in Adults 18-34 and Across Core 12-34 and 12-17 Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 17.

[08/18/09 - 02:14 PM]
60 Minutes with First Michael Vick Interview Is the Number-2 Program for the Week, Drawing 34% More Viewers Than Its Summer Average
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, August 16.

[08/18/09 - 02:11 PM]
48 Hours Mystery Sweeps Its Time Slot to Become the Night's #1 Program in Households and Viewers on Saturday August 15
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 15.

[08/18/09 - 02:10 PM]
For the First Time, DR. Phil Leaves Stage 29 in Hollywood to Kick Off Premiere Week Live from New York on September 14th and in Philadelphia on September 16th
The new season will begin on Monday, September 14, when DR. PHIL will premiere live from New York City.

[08/18/09 - 01:26 PM]
CBS Fall Preview, a Primetime Special Hosted by the Cast of the Hit Network Comedy Series "How I Met Your Mother," Will Be Broadcast Wednesday, SepT. 2, 8:30-9:00 Pm, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network
This CBS fall preview offering has been an annual tradition since 2004.

[08/18/09 - 12:30 PM]
Rainbow Media Unveils New Multiplatform Bridal Network ''Wedding Central''
At launch, programming featured on the site includes series such as "My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding," "Single in the City" and "Girl Meets Cowboy."

[08/18/09 - 12:16 PM]
TNT Adds Two More Episodes of Hit Series Leverage to Summer Lineup
The show's second season had originally been set to wrap its summer run on August 26.

[08/18/09 - 11:52 AM]
Showtime and Oliver Stone Uncover America's Secret History
The 10-episode documentary series, entitled OLIVER STONE'S SECRET HISTORY OF AMERICA, which will premiere on SHOWTIME in 2010.

[08/18/09 - 11:44 AM]
A&E's New Series 'Hoarders' Becomes Most-Watched Series Premiere in Network History Among Adults 18-49 and Ties for the Most in 25-54
A&E spins the numbers for Monday, August 17.

[08/18/09 - 11:29 AM]
USA Rules Cable Again
USA spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 11:24 AM]
ABC Grows Its Numbers Week to Week and Over the Same Week Last Year
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 11:21 AM]
A Million Dollar Moment Is Coming Up on Sunday's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"
The Alphabet details the remaining installments of the show's 11-night stunt.

[08/18/09 - 10:48 AM]
Big Brother Leads CBS to Weekly Win in Viewers and Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 10:32 AM]
'America's Got Talent,' the #1 Show of the Summer, Leads NBC's Week of AuG. 10-16
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 10-16.

[08/18/09 - 10:18 AM]
HGTV Design Star Sees Ratings Gains for Fifth Week
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, August 16.

[08/18/09 - 09:24 AM]
CBS Wins Monday in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, August 17.

[08/18/09 - 09:05 AM]
NBC's New a Capella Singing Competition Series "The Sing-Off" Travels to Four Cities in Search of the Most Talented Groups in America
Auditions will take place in New York City (Sept. 12), Chicago (Sept. 14), Atlanta (Sept. 16) and Los Angeles (Sept. 19).

[08/18/09 - 08:26 AM]
Spike TV and Tna Wrestling Extend Partnership Through 2012
The deal includes three new years of TNA's weekly "iMPACT!" show as well as the addition of a new original series of one-hour specials.

[08/18/09 - 12:11 AM]
Interview: "Flipping Out" Co-Stars Jeff Lewis & Jenni Pulos







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[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
Lifetime's Upcoming Premieres - "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story", "Girlfriend Intervention", "Kim of Queens", and "Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue"
The latter returns on Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[08/21/14 - 02:56 PM]
NBC Partners with Television Academy and NBCUniversal Networks to Bring Most Social Experience Ever for "The 66th Emmy(R) Awards" Live on Mon., Aug. 25
"Access Hollywood," E! and the "Today" show along with host Seth Meyers and his "Late Night" team, will join forces to harness the strength of their collective social media footprint.

[08/21/14 - 01:35 PM]
GSN Greenlights Season Four of Emmy(R) Nominated Hit Series "The Chase" and Season Two of Matchmaking Show "It Takes a Church"
Both seasons - of 20 and eight episodes, respectively - will air in 2015.

[08/21/14 - 12:54 PM]
WE tv Is Getting in the Box - The "Sex Box" - Network Greenlights First-Ever Extreme Relationship Therapy Series for 2015 Premiere
The first season will feature nine, one-hour episodes.

[08/21/14 - 12:08 PM]
It's Manzo Mania! Caroline and Family Return with Series Premiere of Bravo Media's "Manzo'd with Children"
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" spin-off will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/21/14 - 11:18 AM]
The Hub Network's App Is Honored with the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
In its review of the Hub Network's app, The National Parenting Center praised the app for its wholesome entertainment, interactivity and the manner in which it is organized.

[08/21/14 - 11:11 AM]
The Search for the Next "MasterChef" Begins with Open Casting Calls Starting Saturday, September 13
Calls are set for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Cleveland, San Diego, San Antonio, Memphis and New Orleans in the coming weeks.

[08/21/14 - 11:07 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sets Nine-Week Highs in 18-49 Demo and Total Viewers for Week of Aug. 11-15
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 11-15.

[08/21/14 - 11:06 AM]
Breeders' Cup Challenge Series Features Travers Stakes on Saturday at 4:30 PM ET on NBC and TVG Pacific Classic on Sunday at 8 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The Travers and the Pacific Classic will be the sixth and seventh shows, respectively, of 11 programs in the Challenge Series leading to the Breeders' Cup World Championships on NBC and NBCSN, October 31-November 1.

[08/21/14 - 10:51 AM]
Video: "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" - Trailer (HBO)
The eight-part documentary series premieres Friday, October 17 at 11:00/10:00c.

[08/21/14 - 10:45 AM]
Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett Star in "Big Driver" - Original Movie Based on Short Story by Stephen King - Premieres October 18 on Lifetime(R)
The film tells the story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime.

[08/21/14 - 10:42 AM]
Go Under the Covers with Discovery Fit & Health for Sextember, A Month-Long Exploration of Sex in America
Every weeknight at 10:00/9:00c beginning September 1, the network will encore provocative programming from Discovery's complete library of content.

[08/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
"Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories" Premieres Thursday, September 18th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Each episode offers a unique tale: dark, horrifying, perverse, insane... hilarious - featuring a wide array of comedic and dramatic guest stars.

[08/21/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Rebuilding the World Trade Center" - Marcus Robinson's Poignant Film Chronicles 8 Years of Construction; Premieres Thursday, September 11, at 6 p.m. on History
The two-hour special - eight years in the making, from laying of the first foundation to triumphantly topping the gleaming new 104-story One World Trade Center with its spire - focuses on the construction workers who performed the Herculean task.